AFTER decades of waiting for a proper Government health clinic, Subang Jaya folks can now look forward to having one by 2024.
The RM35mil clinic project is expected to be tabled by the Ministry of Health in the upcoming 12th Malaysia Plan and once approved, work to build the facility is expected to start by 2022 and be completed by 2024.
According to ADUN Subang Jaya Michelle Ng, the health clinic is a crucial facility for the township which has been without one for too long.
“Back in 2015, the census showed we have 174,494 residents residing in DUN Subang Jaya. This is expected to increase to 293,209 by 2035,” she said, adding that the health clinic in USJ 1 would be a Klinik Kesihatan Jenis 3 Manjoi (high rise), with a land area covering 17,150sq m (which is about the size of two football fields).
Subang Member of Parliament Wong Chen said he would try his best to push for the construction of the health clinic to be expedited.
He said the clinic which will be located on the plot of land just behind SJK (C) Chee Wen is expected to be able to cater to 50,000 patients.
Michelle said the clinic will offer maternal and paediatric care, rehabilitation therapy, outpatient medical care, pharmaceutical support services, diagnostic imaging, dentistry and emergency care.
“The land where the health clinic will be built has room to cater for any future expansion,” Wong Chen said.